Pontiac in Livingston County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
—The City of Pontiac is named for this Intrepid Warrior —
The City of Pontiac is named
for this intrepid warrior
In 1837 Jesse W. Fell, a distinguished citizen of Illinois, who was associated with many activities in the early history of this city, was requested by Henry Weed, the first settler and proprietor of what is now the County Seat, to prepare a petition for a Post Office. Desiring to perpetuate some of the favorite names of the fast vanishing race, he inserted the name of Pontiac, hence the name of the city.
Erected 1936 by State of Illinois, and Livingston County Historical Society.
Location. 40° 52.78′ N, 88° 37.731′ W. Marker is in Pontiac, Illinois, in Livingston County. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Street and North Main Street, on the left when traveling east on West Washington Street. Click for map. This 'Arrow Shaped' historic marker is located on the South/East lawn of the Livingston County Courthouse in Pontiac, Illinois. Marker is in this post office area: Pontiac IL 61764, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. County Seat Almost Moved (a few steps from this marker); W. W. II War Memorial - Livingston County Illinois (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial - Livingston County Illinois (within shouting distance of this marker); W. W. I War Memorial - Livingston County Illinois (within shouting distance of this marker); Desert Storm - War Memorial (within shouting distance of this Livingston County War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln Wins His Case (about 400 feet away); Riverbank Debate (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Pontiac.
Also see . . . Biography of Chief Pontiac::. A brief biography that helps in knowing Chief Pontiac. (Submitted on April 13, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
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